Former Chief Minister Manohar Joshi Passes Away at 86

Last Updated: February 23, 2024, 07:26 IST

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and ex-Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi. (File photo)

Former chief minister and senior leader of Shiv Sena, Manohar Joshi, has passed away at the age of 86 following prolonged age related health issues. Explore the life and legacy of this influential figure in Maharashtra politics.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi passed away at the age of 86. He was admitted in the ICU of Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital on Wednesday and breathed his last at the private medical facility.

His family said that Joshi died at 3am on Friday following prolonged age related health issues. “We will be conducting his last rites at the Shivaji Park crematorium at 3pm prior to which he shall be at his residence from 11am to 2pm,” a statement by his family read.

The hospital had said in a statement on Thursday that Joshi (86) was severely ill. The Shiv Sena stalwart was admitted to the same hospital in May last year after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Joshi served as chief minister from 1995 to 1999 and was the first leader from the undivided Shiv Sena to occupy the top post in the state. He was also elected as a Member of Parliament and was the Lok Sabha Speaker from 2002 to 2004 when the Vajpayee government was in power.

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